B*E*S*T E-mail Log
This page contains links to some of the messages from the B*E*S*T mailing list.
Many of them are by Lee Hart, who has done electric car projects of many kinds
and with many groups over the past years and willingly shares his insight and
experience. As people
share useful information we'll continue to add their contributions to this log.
The messages are listed in reverse chronological order (newest first).
The 1998-1999 E-car projects
A brief outline of topics for a session about electricity and magnetism.
Suggestions for materials, building, and testing for the small cars.
The 1997-1998 E-car projects
The 1998 cars, race day, and conclusions, in two parts.
The NESEA Tour de Sol is the nation's largest electric
car race. It is a 5-day cross-country rally from Boston
to Washington DC. Here are some excerpts about the May
Suggestions for what might be on a Parent permission form, plus
useful suggestions on what to do and not do
in a student electric car project.
A short message describing how a school board reacted to a presentation on
the small car project.
Suggestions on how to evaluate the small model-cars.
Lee's report on how the adult's car-building experiment turned out.
Lee's suggestions for the adult's car-building experiment, where the teachers
and engineers get together to build the same kinds of cars that the kids will be doing.
The 1997 E-car projects
Rick's restrospective on how things went for the class he worked with,
and what he might change next time.
A continuation of the progress report and some general information.
A progress report about building a car at Morris Park School.
Plans and ideas for building an electric car.
Information from Rick Cash and Lee about Lego Dacta and Lego Technics kits.
Tales of "Sparky, the Electric Chair", an electric quadricycle built
by the 7th-8th grade students at Barton Open School in Minneapolis
in 1996. Here are two pictures of Sparky
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